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Mexico: body of missing journalist found in Nayarit state | Mexico

A journalist from Mexican national newspaper La Jornada has been found dead in the Pacific coast state of Nayarit, the publication has said. La Jornada reported on Saturday the body of Luis Martín Sánchez Iñiguez was found on the outskirts of the state capital, Tepic. The Nayarit state prosecutors’ office reported that Sánchez Iñiguez, 59, had been missing since Wednesday and issued an appeal to find him. But the office did not immediately confirm the identification of the body. The journalist’s wife reported him missing, along with a computer and his mobile phone. Sánchez Iñiguez was last seen in Xalisco, a Nayarit town near Tepic that has long been linked to the smuggling of heroin and opium. Sánchez Iñiguez would be at least the second journalist killed in Mexico this year. Last year was among the deadliest ever for Mexican media workers, with 15 killed. In February, news photographer José Ramiro Araujo was stabbed and beaten to death in the northern border state of Baja California. Police later arrested two youths on a beach near …